Top Banner

Click here to load reader

The Reiki Method - Reiki 1

Jul 20, 2016




Reiki Healing Manual

  • The Reiki Method

    Empowerments in Reiki and associated modalities


    Level I



    May 2007

  • Contents

    Introduction Disclaimer What is Reiki? History The Attunements Healing Crisis (Koten Hanno) Treatment of Self and Others (Tenohira) Treating Self/Others in traditional Japanese way Chakras Balancing the Chakras Grounding Finishing A Session The Reiki Kanji Reiki Guide(s) Usui Reiki Ryoho Techniques of Shoden


    Gassho Meiso

    Ken Yoku

    Joshin Kokyu-Ho

    Aura Cleansing

    Usui Hand Positions


    Jaka Kiri Joka-Ho

    Shudan Reiki

    Reiki Undo

    Byosen Reikan-Ho


    Reiki Mawashi

    Tar Jani

  • Introduction

    Welcome to Reiki Level I (Shoden).

    The purpose of this manual is to provide a practical guide to Reiki at Level I and while no manual is ever truly complete, it will hopefully be a comprehensive and useful introduction to the practice of Reiki.


    Reiki is a natural method of hands on energy balancing treatment for the purpose of reducing stress and for relaxation.

    Reiki is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological health care.

    No Reiki practitioner (unless qualified to do so) treats, makes any diagnosis of a condition or conditions, performs any medical treatments, prescribes any substance nor interferes in any way with the treatments of licenced medical professionals.

    Reiki does not in any way compete with the medical profession nor medical treatment, it does in fact compliment medical treatment.

    For any physical or psychological ailment, it is recommended that a licenced medical professional is consulted.

    What is Reiki?

    So what is Reiki?

    Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation of Japanese origin that promotes healing. The word Reiki is a compound word of two parts Rei, meaning Universal and Ki, meaning Life Force Energy. Hence, combined, we have Reiki Universal Life Force Energy.

    Rei can also mean supernatural force or spiritual intelligence. Therefore, Reiki can also be understood as Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy.

    Ki is found in all living things and in combination with Rei is self-guiding having an intelligence of its own. Therefore, the Reiki practitioner is a channel for the flow of Reiki which guides itself to wherever it needs to go, whether to self and/or others.

    As Reiki is not your own energy, it is never exhausted and neither is the Reiki practitioner when using it. Reiki has its origin from the Highest source and can never do harm. It flows once the practitioner intends it to flow for as long as the intention continues.

    Reiki encourages and promotes healing of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the recipient bringing the emotional aspect into balance and harmony, allowing as a result, health, happiness and well-being. It can be used on plants and animals as well as ourselves.

    It is important to point out that in Japan, Reiki is a spiritual practice that has as a component, a healing ability. The end to achieve, in Japan, for a Reiki practitioner, is Dai Anshin or Anshin Ritsumei which is a state of peace, knowing your life purpose.

  • Shoden The Entrance


    Reiki is a system of natural healing developed by Mikao Usui (1865-1926)

    Mikao Usui

    Mikao Usui is often referred to as Dr. (i.e. Dr. Mikao Usui), however, this is an honorific title used in the west as a substitute for Sensei (Japanese for he who comes before or in other words, teacher).

    The word Sensei is a title of great respect in Japan and Mikao Usui was worthy of the title. He was born on August 15, 1865 in Taniai-Mura (village) in Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture, Japan. After having endured personal hardships in his life, his business failing and leaving him in great debt, Usui decided, after consultation with a Zen Master, to go up to the top of Mount Kurama (Kuramayama) to start an ascetiscism (a strict process of spiritual training involving meditation and fasting). At the beginning of the twenty-first day of this process, Usui felt a large Reiki over his head and comprehended the truth (Usui Memorial Inscription, Saihoji Temple, Tokyo, Japan).

    After having tried the result of the process upon himself and his family with good results, Usui moved to Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo, founding, in 1922, the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Methods Society)

    September 1923 saw the Kanto earthquake in Japan, Usui Sensei travelling around the city daily to treat the injured survivors.

    In February 1925, Usui Sensei moved to Nakano (today a part of Tokyo) and was, due to his fame, invited to other cities in Japan. It was while in Fukuyama that Usui Sensei passed on, aged 60.

    As it states upon the Usui Memorial Inscription, the main purpose of Reiho (spiritual method) was not only to heal diseases, but also to have right mind and healthy body so that people would enjoy and experience happiness in life. The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (also known today as Usui Kai) in their meetings (according to Hiroshi Doi, a member) practice methods which include recital of the Meiji Emperors poetry and what are known as The Usui Precepts:

  • In Japanese: Shou fuku no hiihouManbyou no Rei yaku

    Kyo dake wa IkarunaShinpai suna Kansha shite

    Gyo wo hageme Hito ni shinsetsu ni

    Asa yuu gassho shite kokoro ni neji

    Kuchi ni tonaeyo

    Shin shin kaizen, Usui Reiki RyohoChosso

    Usui Mikao

    In English:

    Inviting blessings of the secret methodMany illnesses of the spiritual (heavenly) medicine

    Today only anger notWorry not With appreciationDo work To people be kind

    In morning at night hands held in prayer think in your mind

    Chant with mouth

    Mind body change it for better Usui Reiki method


    Usui Mikao

    It is these Precepts that if held to and acted upon in daily life, to the best of our ability, enable us to stay in tune more easily with the spirit of Reiki for right mind and healthy body. The ultimate aim of Reiki, as mentioned above, is said to be Anshin Ritsumei or Enlightenment.

    A more modern and widely used version of The Usui Precepts in the west can be stated as follows:

    Just for todayDo not worryDo not anger

    Work hard (on yourself)Be grateful (for your blessings)

    Be kind to others

    The Usui Precepts are also known as Gokai.

    The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkais first President was, of course, Mikao Usui Sensei. The Gakkai exists to this day and the following Presidents were and are:

  • Juzaburo Ushida(1865-1935)Kanichi Taketomi (1878-1960)Yosharu Watanabe (???-1960)Houichi Wanami (1883-1975)Kimiko Koyama (1906-1999)

    Masaki Kondoh (current President)

    In Japan, the three degrees of Reiki are called Shoden, Okuden and Shinpiden (pronounced Show-den, Okoo-den and Shin-pea-den (other level names and sub-level names have also existed)). Mikao Usui Sensei created at least 16 Shinpiden, one of which was Chujiro Hayashi (1879-1940).

    Chujiro Hayashi (also known as Dr. Chujiro Hayashi due to his being a Japanese Navy Taisa (Doctor)), after having been given at least Shinpiden from Usui Sensei, opened his own clinic in Shinano-machi, Tokyo. After the passing on of Usui Sensei in 1926, Hayashi Sensei left the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and established his Hayashi Reiki Kenkyukai (research centre).

    Dr. Chujiro Hayashi

    Hayashi gave Shinpiden to 13 students including his wife Chie Hayashi (2nd President of Hayashi Reiki Kenkyukai) and a Hawaiian named Hawayo Takata (1900-1980).

    It is by way of Takata Sensei that Usui Reiki (up until recently) passed to the west. She gave Reiki Master level to 22 persons, among whom where her Granddaughter Phyllis Furumoto, Barbara Weber Ray (who later developed it into such variations as Authentic Rei

Welcome message from author
This document is posted to help you gain knowledge. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about it! Share it to your friends and learn new things together.